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Title: tarfile.TarFileCompat.writestr(ZipInfo, str) raises AttributeError
Type: crash Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.0, Python 2.6, Python 2.5
Status: closed Resolution: accepted
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: lars.gustaebel Nosy List: jkankiewicz, lars.gustaebel
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2008-06-05 02:22 by jkankiewicz, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
tarfile.TarFileCompat.patch jkankiewicz, 2008-06-05 02:22 Patch against r63744 of python/trunk/Lib/
Messages (2)
msg67708 - (view) Author: Jason Kankiewicz (jkankiewicz) Date: 2008-06-05 02:22
tarfile.TarFileCompat.writestr( self, zinfo, bytes ) raises
AttributeError("'ZipInfo' object has no attribute 'name'") because an
analog to the attribute cannot be monkeypatched
into the zinfo argument value when it's an instance of zipfile.ZipInfo.

The zipfile.ZipInfo class' attributes are slots, so no ad hoc attributes
can be monkeypatched into an instance of it.

I've replaced the monkeypatching of zinfo with the creation of a new
tarfile.TarInfo object, tinfo, which receives its relevant values instead.

This revealed another problem with the assignment of zinfo.file_size to
tinfo.size: if zinfo.file_size has not been assigned a value then an
AttributeError("file_size") will be raised because the slotted attribute
doesn't exist.
Being that the documentation for zipfile.ZipFile.writestr( self,
zinfo_or_arcname, bytes ) claims that a zipfile.ZipInfo object value for
zinfo_or_arcname must contain "at least the filename, date and time",
it's highly likely that zinfo.file_size will be unassigned in ordinary use.
I fixed this problem by ignoring the value of zinfo.file_size and using
the value of len(bytes) instead, just like the implementation of

I would have provided a patch for tarfile.TarFileCompat.writestr's unit
test suite, but it doesn't appear to exist.
msg70626 - (view) Author: Lars Gustäbel (lars.gustaebel) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-08-02 11:48
Thank you very much for your patch, I applied it to the trunk as r65402.
However, I decided to remove the TarFileCompat class from the Python 3.0
branch, see for
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:35adminsetgithub: 47289
2008-08-02 11:48:35lars.gustaebelsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: accepted
messages: + msg70626
2008-06-05 12:02:14lars.gustaebelsetassignee: lars.gustaebel
nosy: + lars.gustaebel
2008-06-05 02:22:46jkankiewiczcreate